Definition of tartrate in English:

tartrate

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt or ester of tartaric acid.

    • ‘In cultures used for phenotypic analysis, the ammonium tartrate was omitted from the medium.’
    • ‘Not to be confused with tartrate, creatine titrate works along the same lines as effervescent creatine products, minus the bubbles.’
    • ‘On addition of alkaline tartrate, the color turns blue and exhibits an absorption maximum at 598 nm.’
    • ‘No, we are not repeating ourselves - this one is creatine titrate, not tartrate.’
    • ‘Cream of tarter, potassium tartrate, is used in cooking.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from French, from tartre tartar + -ate.

Pronunciation:

tartrate

/ˈtɑːtreɪt/